MENU
component-ddb-728x90-v1-01-desktop

Border Patrol arrests Mexican man just 2 days after the federal government deported him

Ricardo Ramirez-Angel, 60, a Mexican citizen who lived in Peñitas, is charged with illegal re-entry. (Photo courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office)

Border Patrol arrested a 60-year-old Mexican man on Friday — just two days after the federal government deported him.

Agents arrested Ricardo Ramirez-Angel, 60, a Mexican citizen who lived in Peñitas, after he illegally crossed the border, according to the federal criminal complaint against him.

"Record checks revealed the Defendant was formally Deported/Excluded from the United States on October 11, 2017, through Laredo, Texas," according to the criminal complaint.

Ramirez had at least eight misdemeanor convictions and a felony conviction in Hidalgo County:

  • On March 21, 2001, Ramirez was convicted of escape from custody, a Class A misdemeanor; evading arrest or detention, a Class B misdemeanor; and driving while intoxicated, a Class B misdemeanor, according to Hidalgo County court records.

  • On May 28, 2003, Ramirez was convicted of assault causing bodily injury to a family member, a Class A misdemeanor, according to Hidalgo County court records.

  • On March 29, 2004, Ramirez was convicted on two counts of assault causing bodily injury to a family member, a Class A misdemeanor, according to Hidalgo County court records.

  • On Oct. 21, 2015, Ramirez pleaded guilty to escape from custody, a Class A misdemeanor, and driving while intoxicated, a Class B misdemeanor, according to Hidalgo County court records.

    County Court at Law Judge Jaime J. Palacios sentenced him to time served.

  • On June 14, 2017, Ramirez pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated-third offense or more, a third-degree felony, according to Hidalgo County court records.

    State District Judge Fidencio Guerra Jr. sentenced Ramirez to five years in prison, but suspended the sentence and placed him on probation for five years.


Ramirez is now charged with illegal re-entry.

Court records don't list an attorney for Ramirez, who remains in federal custody and couldn't be reached for comment.

Prosecutors in the Southern District of Texas, which includes the Rio Grande Valley, handled 403 new immigration offenses in August — more than any other federal judicial district nationwide, according to data published by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.

The McAllen Division, which covers Hidalgo County and Starr County, handles a significant portion of the workload.

All three district judges at the federal courthouse in McAllen handled more than 50 new immigration offenses in August, placing them among the top 10 nationwide.

Trending